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Call to the Pen Dec 3, 2021

What is happening with Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros?

It appeared to be a done deal. Justin Verlander was heading back to the Houston Astros on a two year deal worth $50 million. The contract was reported and everyone was ready to strike Verlander off of their free agent wish lists. It was just a matter of the deal being signed and the Astros […] What is happening with Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lookout Landing Dec 3, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/3/21: Noelvi Marte, Justin Verlander, and Keynan Middleton

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/3/21: Noelvi Marte, Justin Verlander, and Keynan Middleton

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports We’ll be hearing a lot about the lockout in the coming weeks. Here’s what is happening in baseball as it starts. Hello everybody! As we enter the second day of the MLB lockout, here’s what you need to know today. In Mariners news... In some places, baseball is still happening. Such as in LIDOM, where Noelvi Marte got a double in this first game with the league. Anoten el nombre. NOELVI MARTE debutó con doblete en su primer turno en la liga. #GigantesDeVerdad pic.twitter.com/klNCi3Rz8D— Gigantes del Cibao ® (@Gigantes_Cibao)...
Detroit Jock City Dec 2, 2021

Detroit Tigers: Justin Verlander’s deal is in limbo with lockout underway

This may sound a little farfetched, but there is a chance that the Detroit Tigers may not have missed out on Justin Verlander quite yet. If the team really wanted to bring him home to Detroit, it would take some money to top the Astros, but he may not be off the market quite yet. […] Detroit Tigers: Justin Verlander’s deal is in limbo with lockout underway - Detroit Jock City - Detroit Jock City - A Detroit Sports blog
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 23, 2021

Astros: Tracking 7 Justin Verlander Career Milestones

What career milestones are within reach for Houston Astros starter, Justin Verlander? Following a disappointing finish in the ’21 World Series, the Houston Astros received reason for hope: Justin Verlander—inactive over the last season due to recovery from Tommy John surgery—shall return to pitch for the Astros. While surgeries involving the ulnar collateral ligament are […] Astros: Tracking 7 Justin Verlander Career Milestones - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Call to the Pen Nov 20, 2021

Here’s how close the Yankees were to landing Justin Verlander

It has been whispered that the New York Yankees wanted Justin Verlander badly this offseason, but the Houston Astros outbid them to retain the starting pitcher’s services. Now we know just what it took for the Astros to keep Verlander out of New York and in their rotation. Here is how the Houston Astros outbid […] Here’s how close the Yankees were to landing Justin Verlander - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Detroit Jock City Nov 18, 2021

The Detroit Tigers reunion with Justin Verlander fails to come true

While the Detroit Tigers got active in the free-agent market early this offseason with the signing of Eduardo Rodriguez to a five-year contract, they still were looking to add another arm. To fill that need, it appeared the Tigers were going to go back to the good ol’ days. It was quite the evening on […] The Detroit Tigers reunion with Justin Verlander fails to come true - Detroit Jock City - Detroit Jock City - A Detroit Sports blog
Lookout Landing Nov 18, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/18/21: Ichiro, Justin Verlander, and the Cy Young Award

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/18/21: Ichiro, Justin Verlander, and the Cy Young Award

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Another AL West team improved their roster yesterday. Good morning everybody! All remains quiet for the M’s on the hot stove, but we’ve got plenty of other news to dive into. In Mariners news... The M’s have added one of their top 10 prospects to their 40-man to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Mariners have apparently added OF Alberto Rodríguez to the 40-man to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Alberto blossomed in the second half at Modesto, ending the season slugging .586 for the month of August. pic.twitter.com/qwJZ6UU3ss—...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 18, 2021
Astros Bet on Past Performance and Assume Risk with Justin Verlander’s Return

Astros Bet on Past Performance and Assume Risk with Justin Verlander’s Return

Photo by Robert Seale/MLB Photos via This starting staff received its reinforcements in the form of a familiar face. Honestly, I thought Justin Verlander had thrown his last pitch for the Astros on July 24, 2020. The odds of the veteran right-hander, who is fresh off from Tommy John surgery rehab, felt low heading into this offseason. I mean, it wasn’t exactly a zero percent chance that a reunion between the two sides would occur, but more indications pointed to a seemingly inevitable departure. James Click’s recent comments about the rotation only cemented those...
Over the Monster Nov 18, 2021
MLB Roundup 11/18: Justin Verlander re-signs with the Astros

MLB Roundup 11/18: Justin Verlander re-signs with the Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ And another starting pitcher comes off the board. Justin Verlander heads back to Houston It’s obviously subjective, but there was perhaps no free agent on the market this winter more interesting than Justin Verlander. He’s a future Hall of Famer who was outstanding the last time we saw him in the majors, but that was a long time ago. He made just one start in 2020 before his season ended with injury, and he ultimately missed all of 2021 as well after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Despite missing all that time, the Houston Astros extended him a...
Over the Monster Nov 18, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Chaim Bloom, Justin Verlander

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Chaim Bloom, Justin Verlander

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ We always knew it was a possibility, of course, with him hitting the open market, but we learned on Monday that Eduardo Rodriguez would officially be leaving the organization, signing a five-year deal with the Tigers. Chaim Bloom spoke about the now-former Boston Red Sox lefty and his departure. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive) The team now has to pivot and figure out how they are going to replace him in the rotation. Justin Verlander appeared to be one answer, but he’s now off the market. Who could be the next targets? (Patrick McAvoy; NESN) The good...
NESN.com Nov 17, 2021

With Justin Verlander Staying With Astros, What Can Red Sox Do Now?

The Major League Baseball hot stove is boiling. The MLB starting pitching free agent market is starting to turn heads. First, Eduardo Rodríguez opted to leave the Boston Red Sox and join the Detroit Tigers. Now, Justin Verlander officially has decided to re-sign with the Houston Astros on a one-year deal, $25 million deal. Noah […] The post With Justin Verlander Staying With Astros, What Can Red Sox Do Now? appeared first on NESN.com.
Detroit Free Press Nov 17, 2021
Detroit Tigers' reunion with Justin Verlander will have to wait at least another year

Detroit Tigers' reunion with Justin Verlander will have to wait at least another year

Ex-Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander agreed with a one-year, $25 million deal (with a player option for Year 2) with the Houston Astros on Wednesday.       
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 17, 2021
Justin Verlander is staying in Houston

Justin Verlander is staying in Houston

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Astros re-signed their ace soon after he rejected the club’s qualifying offer. It seems Justin Verlander did not care to remain a free agent for long. The Astros re-signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a 1-year, $25 million deal, with a player option for a second year. Ken Rosenthal expects it will essentially be a two-year contract. The player option in Verlander’s one-year, $25M free-agent contract with the Astros, per @MarkBermanFox26, effectively will make it a two-year guarantee. Verlander has a home in West Palm Beach, FL,...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 17, 2021

Astros to re-sign Justin Verlander, his brother reports

Free Agent pitcher Justin Verlander is set to re-sign with the Astros, after declining the qualifying offer worth $18.4 million. After reports swarmed that the Houston Astros were likely not re-sign Justin Verlander, the future Hall of Famer inked a contract with the ball club. His brother, Ben, was the first to report the news, […] Astros to re-sign Justin Verlander, his brother reports - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 17, 2021

Astros don’t look to meet the wants of Justin Verlander

After arriving on the scene in 2017, it was rumored Justin Verlander didn’t ever want to play for the Houston Astros. Well, the future Hall of Famer picked up his first World Series ring in the end, while signing a short extension a few years later. On Wednesday, Verlander declined the Astros’ qualifying offer of […] Astros don’t look to meet the wants of Justin Verlander - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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